Chicago O’Hare named busiest US airport in 2018 surpassing Atlanta

February 23, 2019

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Chicago O’Hare named busiest US airport in 2018 surpassing Atlanta

Chicago O’Hare has overtaken Atlanta as the busiest airport in the United States.

The last time Chicago O’Hare International Airport was the nation’s busiest airport was in 2014.

Chicago O’Hare had 903,747 flight operations in 2018, according to the FAA data. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport had 895,502 flight operations in 2018.

Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport had 103.9 million passengers in 2017, according to Airports Council International, which has not yet released its ranking for 2018. It had the most passengers in the world. Chicago O’Hare had 79.8 million passengers that year, putting it in 6th place for worldwide passenger counts.

Nation’s busiest airports

1. Chicago O’Hare International Airport (903,747)

2. Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (895,502)

3. Los Angeles International Airport (707,833)

4. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (667,213)

5. Denver International Airport (603,403)

6. Charlotte Douglas International Airport (550,013)

7. Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (539,866)

8. San Francisco International Airport (470,166)

9. Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (466,740)

10. New York John F. Kennedy International Airport (461,054)

11. Newark Liberty International Airport (452,021)

12. Seattle–Tacoma International Airport (438,391)

13. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (434,252)

14. Boston (429,334)

15. Miami International Airport (416,032)

16. Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport (406,913)

17. Detroit Metropolitan Airport (393,681)

18. Philadelphia International Airport (379,667)

19. New York LaGuardia Airport (368,865)

20. Orlando International Airport (355,533)

21. Salt Lake City International Airport (337,404)

22. Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport (333,465)

23. Washington Dulles International Airport (305,543)

24. Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (297,048)

25. Baltimore–Washington International Airport (266,569)

26. Chicago Midway International Airport (243,322)

27. Oakland International Airport (241,733)

28. Portland International Airport (233,993)

29. Memphis International Airport (226,715)

30. San Diego International Airport (225,058)

31. Nashville International Airport (218,546)

32. Raleigh-Durham International Airport (210,642)

33. Tampa International Airport(206,958)

34. Houston William P. Hobby Airport (204,792)

35. Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport (195,627)

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